What is state failure? See my conceptualisation of state failure on the right flank below.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Strategic Afghanistan Update No.1

MStFB coverage of Afghanistan continued
If you read the 2007 World Drug Report issued recently by UNODC, the parts on Afghanistan will make you memorise the name of at least one Afghan province: Helmand. As I have noted earlier on this site, what is happening in Helmand (I called it the Helmand effect, yes, I did) is really beyond all previous assumptions about the potential for poppy cultivation there.
See how this dramatic prairie dog reacted to news of what's going on there in Helmand. (Wait for the vid to appear in case it takes its time.)
Predictably he said: "What the hell, man?"

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